'Downton Abbey' takes down 'Ad Astra' and 'Rambo' to win the weekend box office

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"Downton Abbey."

  • "Downton Abbey" won the weekend box office with an estimated $31 million at the domestic box office.
  • It's the biggest opening ever for a Focus Features movie.
  • In second place was the Disney/Fox release "Ad Astra," starring Brad Pitt, with $19.2 million.
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Though it has been off the air for four years there is clearly still an audience for "Downton Abbey."

The big screen version of the show opened in theaters this weekend and the movie brought in an estimated $31 million at the domestic box office:Advertisement

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"Downton Abbey" beat out a lot of competition to take the top spot. Along with popular holdovers like Warner Bros.' "It Chapter 2," and STXfilms' "Hustlers," there were new releases like Disney/Fox's "Ad Astra," starring Brad Pitt, and Lionsgate's "Rambo: Last Blood."

Out of that group, "Ad Astra" took the second place slot this weekend with $19.2 million. A good start for a movie Disney is hoping will gain traction as we go deeper into award season.